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Mayor Spieth makes city appointments

Pot and the city still under debate OROVILLE – While there were no surprises in Mayor Chuck Spieth’s 2014 appointment of department heads, the city council’s first meeting of the new year, Tuesday, Jan. 7, was surprisingly short. Spieth’s appointed, or rather reappointed: Mick Howe, city attorney, Rod Noel, city superintendent; Kathy Jones, city clerk-treasurer; [...]

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Levy, bond packages finalized

TONASKET – Final revisions to the Tonasket School District’s bond and levy packages were approved at the Monday, Dec. 16, school board session.

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Enloe Dam evokes a lot of emotions

For such a little dam, especially in light of a county that boasts at least part of the Grand Coulee Dam, Enloe seems to bring out all sorts of emotions.

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Updated: Incumbents still ruling the day for local office

UPDATE: Even after the second vote count all incumbents for office, except Lael Duncan for North Valley Hospital Commissioner, have been returned to their previous posts. In fact, as of last Friday’s vote count, Teresa Hughes has gained in her run for the NVH Commissioner Position 5 seat. Dick Larson, in Position 4 for the Hospital Board maintained his lead against challenger Rosa Snyder.

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Ecology makes seasonal water level changes at Osoyoos Lake

YAKIMA – Water levels in Osoyoos Lake in north central Washington are being lowered over the coming weeks in anticipation of the changing seasons.

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‘Persons of interest’ in fatal shooting on Pontiac Ridge

CHESAW – The victim in the fatal shooting on Pontiac Ridge Monday, Sept. 2 was Michael R. Carrigan, 52, of Hoquiam Wash., according to Okanogan Sheriff Frank Rogers who says law enforcement have “persons of interest.”

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Sam Koepke

Sam Koepke, 84, of Oroville, Washington, passed away peacefully at North Valley Hospital in Tonasket, Washington on August 15, 2013. He was born in Aeneas Valley on July 14, 1929 to his parents Bessie and Charles Koepke. Sam enlisted in the United States Army on July 30, 1946 and served over seas until Dec. 9, [...]

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‘Bigger and Better’ Tumbleweed Film Festival rolls back to town

OROVILLE – Washington’s most unique film festival takes place right in Oroville. The fourth annual Tumbleweed Film Festival (TwFF) is back in town this Thursday, Aug. 1 through Saturday, Aug. 3. This year’s film fest offers three nights of completely different films at four venues. A total of 40 American and international short films will be presented during the festival’s three nights.

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Tumbleweed Film Festival celebrates fourth year in Oroville

OROVILLE – The Tumbleweed Film Festival (TwFF), Washington’s most unique film fest, brings 40 short films to its fourth annual film festival in Oroville on Aug. 1, 2 and 3.

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Jack Black

Jack was here

TONASKET – Jack Black’s Tonasket-area connections are not exactly a secret.

Nor was his vacation here last week as the well known actor/musician and his family didn’t exactly hunker down and hide during his visit. Black, his wife Tanya and young sons Sammy and Tommy, while visiting dad and stepmom Tom and Linda Black, took in plenty of the area, from buying fireworks at the stand in the TVBRC parking lot, fishing, causing a bit of a stir while grocery shopping at Grant’s and consuming a pizza with his family (and a reporter) at the Tonasket Pizza Company.

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